Back to Paradise September 2013
We had 15 people up last night for a beer tasting. Joe joined me in the states and picked up several bottles of craft beers and he was eager to share. It was a great evening. Beer samples and Irish car bombs and the occasional mixed drink or draft beer. I was well able to bartend. The group who came up were mostly locals—people who own property or people who work here. Andres, our lawyer friend organized the group. It is the rainy season here. No tourists. Tourists come when it is sunny with blue skies. Now it is lush foliage with more shades of green than Ireland, and wispy clouds which come down over the mountains across the valley. For those who live here the rainy season is the best..not October when we have floods and landslides..but the other 5 months. The area is deserted which makes for a pleasant communion with nature and the on and off rain keeps the temperatures in the 80’s, and there is no dust which makes it all seem so clean.
I worked in New Hampshire for 9 weeks when Joe came over. We did a road trip to upstate NY to see his family stopping by Brattleboro VT to visit with our friend beer legend Ray McNeill. I was only in Nosara for 10 days before going off to my current assignment in Minnesota. It sounds hectic and in some ways it is but it bring in the money and the work is interesting. Since I had been in Minnesota before and felt somewhat acclimated, I was hoping to make some day trips to “the cities”, as they call Minneapolis and Saint Paul, but now that I am here, it is just too cold and I don’t have anyone to hang out with this time.
Joe is getting on well on his own. We have discovered Facetime andVsee so we have the video and it is free. The video is amazing—like being there in person.
Now it is almost November and I am back to paradise in four weeks. Yay.. My Minnesota job is terrific and I am lucky to have it. This is the forensic hospital. I treat patients on two units and I am learning a lot. And I cant wait to be back to tropical Nosara..with Joe and the dogs and Ainsely and the pub.Pura vida. Love Joe and Helena